July 2020
Building Science for a Better Environment
COVID-19 Challenges to Multifamily Projects:
Final Testing in Occupied Units  

Click below to view an important message from our Director of Sustainability, Jon Jensen, on the newest challenges for project teams related to COVID-19.
MaGrann Community News
Energy Square , a New York, Net-Zero Milestone
Located in Kingston, NY, Energy Square is a 57-unit, 5-story building with commercial space on the first floor.

In partnership with Rural Ulster Preservation Company, the project will boast Net-Zero energy use for dwelling units, combining geothermal and solar power sources and other energy-efficient features. The project is predicting 60% BTU savings compared to a NY Code baseline and also targeting ENERGY STAR, EPA Indoor airPLUS and LEED v4 for BD+C: Homes and Multifamily Lowrise Gold certifications.

Architecture was provided by Dutton Architecture PLLC . MaGrann Associates provided MEPfp and Energy Modeling services.

July 15th, 12:00-1:00 PM - Cx Your Multifamily Building Webinar
Commissioning multifamily properties is not a straightforward process. Multifamily building types are diverse and are not easily characterized as commercial or residential. There are also specific commissioning requirements for lighting, heating, cooling, domestic hot water and ventilation that impact scope, price and performance outcomes for the project.

Join us virtually on July 15th at noon to enhance your understanding of the commissioning requirements under the 2018 IECC, what types of systems will trigger these requirements, and how to implement commissioning to optimize value in your code compliance process.

Check out the event page here to learn more and register!
August 7th, 1:00-2:20 PM - Affordable Passive House Lifestyle and Performance Webinar
Join us to gain perspective on a passive house building analysis that also considers the human perspective of high performance buildings. The presentation will compare energy consumption of two similar multifamily buildings – one designed to Passive House and other to ENERGY STAR. We’ll also interview residents to gain insights on the experience of living in these high performance building types. 

Learn more about the conference and register here .
Recording Available: MaGrann 2020 LIHTC Webinar

No problem! Contact Laila for a copy of the presentation and password to access the recorded webinar.
Industry Trends
PHFA Releases Housing Study: A Guide to Future Housing Needs

Explore findings that will be used by PHFA and partner organizations to guide and prioritize investments in housing and community developments across Pennsylvania.
Can Energy Efficiency Programs Optimize and Monetize Health Outcomes?
According to a recent ACEEE study, “Monetizing health benefits can position programs to bring together financial resources from utilities and the health care sector to offer expanded services and maximize impact.” Furthermore, “these estimates also create an incentive to design programs targeting populations that stand to benefit the most: low-income households and vulnerable households burdened by chronic disease and the health effects of climate change.” 
Company News
New Employee
Ryan Behnke is the newest member of the MaGrann Associates Multifamily team joining us as an MEP Design Engineer.

Role: I am a mechanical engineer whose focus is HVAC and plumbing at the moment. I'm currently learning more about the systems in order to assist other engineers in the office and potentially in the field.
Fun Fact: I am a twin.
Favorite Quote: “While it is always best to believe in one’s self, a little help from others can be a great blessing” -Iroh
Proud to Continue Participation in the Drexel Co-op Program!

Huyen Nguyen joins the MaGrann team as the newest Drexel University co-op. Huyen is a junior majoring in Mechanical Engineering and will work as a Technical Consultant at MaGrann, for her first co-op.

Fun Fact: I love reading. One of my favorite books is The Rainbow Troops which inspires me a lot. I also enjoy baking in my free time.

"I am extremely thankful and excited to be given the opportunity to work with MaGrann. I look forward to learning and contributing towards their goals and missions."
Work at MaGrann - We're Hiring!

Are you interested in building your future with the future of building? Know someone looking to work at a mission driven organization, with a diverse group of highly motivated professionals? We’re growing our team in the Mid-Atlantic region working every day to improve the quality of homes people live. 

Click here to check out our job openings.
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